Gordon H. Hanson is a professor of economics in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and coeditor of the Journal of Development Economics. Before joining UCSD, he served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Texas. He is the author of over 50 academic research publications on the economic consequences of immigration, international trade and investment, and other aspects of globalization. He is author of Why Does Immigration Divide America? Public Finance and Political Opposition to Open Borders (2005) and Immigration Policy and the Welfare System (Oxford University Press, 2002).